Field Nation Technician List Leaked! | Is My Data Safe? Field Nation Official Notification Discussed

In this video I discuss a list of all Field Nation providers being posted to Reddit.

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Video Transcript:

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My name is Michael with Field Tech Academy
and in today’s video,

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we’re going to be talking
about a potential Field Nation leak,

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what it means to you
and whether it really was a leak or not.

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The other day I get on Reddit,
somebody has posted that

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the providers list
has been leaked out onto the web.

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Naturally, I was a little concerned.

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So Field Nation calls
all the technicians providers.

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A list was leaked and a post was made
on Reddit that this list was out there.

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And I went and downloaded this list
out of curiosity.

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And sure enough,

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I scroll through the list
and there’s my name and my city and state.

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So was Field Nation actually hacked?

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No, according to Field Nation.

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And when I pulled down

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that list and looked at it, fortunately
it did not have any technicians

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phone numbers, any personal information
like Social Security numbers.

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But it did have first or last names, city
states, things like that.

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So there was some information out there.

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So where did this information come from?

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Well, this is the official email from
Field Nation that explains what happened.

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Field Nation has buyers.

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Those are the people
that put the tickets on Field Nation.

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Apparently a buyer got on Field Nation

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like they’re authorized to do
and pulled down a provider list.

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What they’re not authorized to do
is to post that list on the internet

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and someone did.

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Now, according to this email,
they got their hand slapped,

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they got suspended from the platform,

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and Field Nation
has reviewed their security footage

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and they are claiming
that no one actually hacked the site.

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This was a normal usage of their website

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by a buyer,
but it was just an unauthorized usage.

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You know,
the buyers are not allowed to go on there

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and pull this information and number one
and not allowed to go around Field Nation.

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And number two,

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they’re not supposed

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to post this information out there
on the worldwide Web for all to see.

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So the Post has been removed from Reddit.
Can’t see it any longer.

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It doesn’t look like anything
genuinely personal was found.

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Although if you have somebody whose first
and last name

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and their city, state and zip,
you can probably find them.

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But it’s probably nothing to lose
sleep over.

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But I just wanted you to be aware of
what was going on, just in case

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you had heard rumors of this or found out
that this had happened on your own,

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You at least have a clearer picture

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of what happened
in case you didn’t receive this email.

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I think as far as we can see right now
that our data is secure.

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Field Nation also claims in this email
that they don’t sell our information

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to other people.

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video and subscribe to the channel.

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I have a lot of other videos

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that talk about how to use Field Nation,
how to use WorkMarket, and just generally

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how to understand this third party
marketplace and these companies where

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you can get service work and make a living
being an independent field tech.

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I’ll see you in the next video.

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